well, we made it. 3 flights, 23 hours, 1 book and several glasses of complimentary (red) wine later i/we have made it safely to entebbe, uganda. en route from the airport to where we will be sleeping until heading to soroti tomorrow AM(!)
pittsburgh --> new york ---> amsterdam --> entebbe, uganda
"travel has a way of stretching the mind. the stretch comes not from travels immediate rewards - the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds - but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way." (ralph crawshaw)
i am looking forward to experiencing what will very likely be quite a bit of "different." as someone more famous than i once said, "life is a daring adventure ... or nothing at all."
here is to this adventure and many, many more.